National Gen Hldgs (NGHC) Holding Has Upped by Msdc Management Lp; As Diageo Plc Spon Adr (DEO) Market Value Rose, Maple Capital Management Has Decreased Stake by $315,495

August 12, 2018 - By Jason Dias

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Maple Capital Management Inc decreased its stake in Diageo Plc Spon Adr (DEO) by 46.21% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Maple Capital Management Inc sold 2,337 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.97% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,720 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $368,000, down from 5,057 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Maple Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Diageo Plc Spon Adr for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $90.05B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.93% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $142.6. About 277,286 shares traded. Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) has risen 20.09% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.52% the S&P500. Some Historical DEO News: 24/04/2018 – Diageo Gives Consumers A First-Person Perspective Of Binge Drinking Tragedies In Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Series; 12/03/2018 – Europe’s drinks sector tells EU it will offer more product info; 16/04/2018 – Diageo to Invest GBP150 Million in Visitor Attraction; 25/05/2018 – FOCUS-Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth; 24/05/2018 – Diageo Is Said to Seek Popov, Myers’s Sale for Up to $1 Billion; 27/03/2018 – DIAGEO PLC DGE.L SAYS BURNS WILL BECOME EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN ON AN INTERIM BASIS; 16/05/2018 – DIAGEO LATAM PRESIDENT ALBERTO GAVAZZI SPEAKS ON ANALYST CALL; 16/04/2018 – Diageo to pour £150m into Scotch whisky tourism; 24/05/2018 – Diageo to Sell U.S. Drinks Brands for Up to $1 Bln -Sky News; 17/05/2018 – Diageo Launches New American Anthem Vodka

Msdc Management Lp increased its stake in National Gen Hldgs Corp (NGHC) by 86.02% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Msdc Management Lp bought 1.00M shares as the company’s stock rose 33.50% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 2.16 million shares of the property-casualty insurers company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $52.57M, up from 1.16 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Msdc Management Lp who had been investing in National Gen Hldgs Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.97 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.14% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $27.77. About 192,862 shares traded. National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) has risen 23.06% since August 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.49% the S&P500. Some Historical NGHC News: 07/05/2018 – NATIONAL GENERAL HOLDINGS CORP – BOARD APPOINTED ROBERT KARFUNKEL AND BARRY KARFUNKEL TO SERVE AS CO-CHAIRMEN OF BOARD; 19/03/2018 – National General at Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By KBW Today; 22/04/2018 – DJ National General Holdings Corp, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (NGHC); 08/05/2018 – NATIONAL GENERAL HOLDINGS CORP NGHC.O : MORGAN STANLEY RAISES TARGET PRICE TO $27 FROM $25; 06/04/2018 – A.M. Best Affirms Credit Ratings of National General Insurance Company (P.S.C.); 07/05/2018 – NATIONAL GENERAL HOLDINGS CORP – QTRLY GROSS WRITTEN PREMIUM GREW $165.1 MLN OR 14.1% TO $1,337.0 MLN; 07/05/2018 – National General 1Q Net $60.3M; 05/03/2018 National General Forms Golden Cross: Technicals; 14/03/2018 – National General at Company Marketing Hosted By FBR Today; 21/04/2018 – Harun Maruf: BREAKING: Somali Defense Ministry officially takes over UAE-run training centre in Mogadishu. Deputy Commander of

Maple Capital Management Inc, which manages about $544.25M and $401.22 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Nestle Sa Spon Adr (NSRGY) by 10,548 shares to 79,996 shares, valued at $6.32 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Medtronic Plc (NYSE:MDT) by 40,946 shares in the quarter, for a total of 44,218 shares, and has risen its stake in Pinnacle Financial Partners In (NASDAQ:PNFP).

More notable recent Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Diageo plc 2018 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” on July 27, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Diving Into Diageo’s Preliminary Results” published on July 28, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Buybacks at full throttle at Diageo” on July 26, 2018. More interesting news about Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Tequila Continues to Drive Diageo PLC’s Growth” published on August 02, 2018 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Diageo Momentum Expected To Continue In FY 2018” with publication date: July 24, 2018.

Among 27 analysts covering Diageo (NYSE:DEO), 18 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Diageo had 46 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, March 17 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Hold”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, January 30 by Liberum Capital. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Monday, June 26 to “Buy”. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, January 11 report. As per Monday, April 24, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Societe Generale upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, June 27 report. HSBC initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, October 16 report. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, July 31 report. As per Friday, July 31, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. The company was downgraded on Thursday, May 25 by Citigroup.

More notable recent National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “National General Holdings Corp. to Announce 2018 Second Quarter Results on August 6, 2018” on July 18, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Earnings Scheduled For August 6, 2018” published on August 06, 2018, Streetinsider.com published: “National General (NGHC) Declares $0.04 Quarterly Dividend; 0.6% Yield” on July 21, 2018. More interesting news about National General Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NGHC) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “National General Holdings Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results” published on August 06, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “National General Holdings Corp. (NGHC) CEO Barry Karfunkel on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” with publication date: August 07, 2018.

Since March 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $284,669 activity. $161,355 worth of stock was sold by Rendall Peter A. on Thursday, March 29.

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